Staff Sergeant Derek Wilson currently serves as a vocalist for the USAF Band of the Pacific at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.
Joining the Air Force in 2015, SSgt Wilson was assigned to the USAF Band of Mid-America, Scott AFB, IL. In 2017 he was assigned to the USAF Band of the Pacific. While assigned to the Band of the Pacific he has participated in multiple international tours to include China, Australia, Singapore, and New Zealand.
Originally from Indianapolis, IN, SSgt Wilson holds a Bachelor of Science in Vocal and General Music from Ball State University in Muncie, IN. Prior to joining the Air Force he performed in multiple production shows at Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH, and was the male lead in a production show on the Norwegian Jewel Cruise Ship. He also worked for D&G Entertainment Design at Carowinds in Charlotte, NC.
2011 Bachelor’s Degree in General Music Education from Ball State University
2019 Airman Leadership School, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam
1. Apr 2015 - Apr 2017 Band of Mid America, Scott Air Force, IL
2. Apr 2017 - Present, Band of the Pacific, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI
MAJOR AWARDS & DECORATIONS
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
Air Force Good Conduct Medal
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
2020 Finley R Hamilton Outstanding Military Musician Award
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman First Class - Mar 19, 2015
Senior Airman - May 27, 2017
Staff Sergeant - Apr 1, 2019